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Diversity of anuran amphibians in the Atlantic Forest: origin, maintenance, and conservation

Grant number: 12/17220-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Host: Kelly Raquel Zamudio
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Cornell University, United States  

Abstract

The project comprises a set of goals to be achieved with frogs in the Atlantic Forest in collaboration with a colleague at Cornell University and with the participation of masters and doctoral students. The main objectives pursued in this proposal are: 1) to analyze the DNA of some species of frogs from different localities of the Atlantic Forest, 2) collect data on the incidence and prevalence of the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a pathogen that can pose a serious threat to high diversity of frogs from Brazil, 3) use target species in studies covering biogeography, comparative philogeography and population genetic structure, to a better understanding of evolutionary processes in the Atlantic Forest and 4) examine the osteology of some species through the technique of micro- computed tomography, to obtain data to be used in taxonomy and systematics. One of the limiting factors in the conservation of the species is the lack of information on the taxonomy, basic biology, history and diversity in populations of species potentially threatened or endangered. This study will examine the issues from basic taxonomy to evolutionary forces that lead to differentiation among amphibian populations Atlantic Forest and quantify how this genetic differentiation is distributed in a fragmented landscape. This information is important for prioritizing and managing the remaining fragments of the Atlantic Forest. (AU)

Matéria(s) publicada(s) na Revista Pesquisa FAPESP sobre a bolsa::
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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RODRIGUEZ, D.; BECKER, C. G.; PUPIN, N. C.; HADDAD, C. F. B.; ZAMUDIO, K. R. Long-term endemism of two highly divergent lineages of the amphibian-killing fungus in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Molecular Ecology, v. 23, n. 4, p. 774-787, FEB 2014. Web of Science Citations: 57.

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